Golf in Barrington

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

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Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

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Salt Creek Golf Club

Salt creek Golf Club

$90 $45

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Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

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Willow Hill Golf Course

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

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Chain Reflex Fitness

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

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Mission Hills Country Club

Northfield

$158 $55

Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

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Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course

Wheaton

$12 $6

Prairie-themed, ADA-accessible course with a central water feature where guests can practice their putting skills across 18 holes

Up to 53% Off Private Golf Lesson

Sugar Grove Golf Center

Sugar Grove

$40 $20

Professional instructor Ed Hildebrand teaches private lessons conducted at a lighted driving range

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Canal Shores

Evanston

$50 $25

Challenging greens and a short, 4,000 yd. layout characterize this par 60, family-friendly course that runs along North Shore Channel

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Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

Up to 43% Off at Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Grove

$78 $45

Sculpted into the rolling landscape, 6,415-yard course features bluegrass fairways and four sets of bent grass tees

Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

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Some consider golf a slow sport, perhaps even antiquated. But Golf Nation brings the traditional pastime into the modern age with the most contemporary technology and tools, including true-roll indoor putting and chipping greens. Golfers can also read up on the latest golf-training materials, perfect their game at true-roll indoor putting greens and multiple chipping short game areas; an indoor bunker area made of real sand ideal for green and fairway side shots; or they can venture outside for driving-range practice from heated bays.

With 25,000 square feet of space, Golf Nation also houses a fitness club stocked with quality cardio equipment and extra space for group yoga and spin classes. A café and lounge claims the remainder of the space, brimming with the aromas of healthy food and sound of convivial chatter.

399 N Quentin Rd
Palatine,
IL
US

The 10 golf courses that comprise Forest Preserve Golf guide players on a tee-to-green tour of the greater Chicagoland area, offering an insightful glimpse into the city’s culture and history. Burnham Woods, for example, takes its name from the legendary architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham, credited with designing the city’s structural layout and its manmade river of mustard. The Chick Evans course is named after the first player to win both the US Open and US Amateur, who would later go on to found the popular Evans Scholarship for caddies. With each course densely forested, golfers walk among the area’s natural wonders, as the Highland Woods course perches upon the highest point in Cook County and the Little Calumet River winds through the River Oaks course. With the exception of the 9-hole Billy Caldwell and Meadowlark courses, all are full-length 18-hole tracks.

2775 Ela Rd
Hoffman Estates,
IL
US

Crafted with a plethora of sand bunkers, precisely placed mounds, and billowing grass, Golf Club of Illinois' classic 18-hole course challenges ball swatters of every skill level. The par 71 course lets links-loving quartets start by chipping away 9-irons at hole one and end plotting a course through the deceptively shallow green of hole 18. Cruise the Nugent- and Borland-designed playing field with a golf cart for each duo, providing easy travel between holes and quick getaways from the seventh hole's irascible wildebeest population.

1575 Edgewood Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

905 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

Slice-prone swings and inconsistent putting strokes meet their demise at Green Valley Golf Range, where guests crush golf balls at an 80-station driving range and sends putts through a tricky mini-golf course. The range boasts towering lights and 20 covered, heated hitting stalls to furnish practice at night, during inclement weather, and through the eternal ice age of the future. The practice facility—which also encompasses a putting green, chipping area, and sand trap—replaces its golf balls every year, ensuring quality equipment for players' enjoyment. The practice facility also houses a virtual golf entertainment experience that allows golfers to play I-tee golf games in which they can compete on courses around the world.

A lighthouse, a pint-sized car, and other old-fashioned obstacles await players at the mini-golf course, a circuit best conquered with laser-like focus attained with the help of Green Valley's complimentary coffee. Clubbers can replenish energy stores zapped after a long day of practice or bench-pressing their driver with a soft-serve ice-cream cone, a slice of Rosati's pizza, or a hot dog, all of which are sold in the Green Valley Ice Cream Shoppe.

26W101 Lake St
Hanover Park,
IL
US

Old Orchard Country Club came into existence in 1932, when the Wickersham family purchased the land and began to manicure it. Over the decades, the club became such a community staple that the Prospect Heights Park District bought it in 1999, with a promise to provide the same level of country-club service to the general public. The park district's landscapers maintain the golf course's gently rolling, narrow fairways, which shoot and snake between trees and numerous traps. The course features lots of dangerous water, with hazards between the golfer and the hole on at least nine occasions. The ninth hole—a par 5—bends right around the forest, only to reveal a longer stretch of fairway hemmed in by triple water hazards leading to an equally narrow green. The 17th hole also presents a challenge, with the fairway bisected by a wide river, making the safest shot a long drive straight to the green, which sits framed by a pair of sand bunkers.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Total length of 6,119 yards from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

700 W Rand Rd Ste 2
Mount Prospect,
IL
US